November 2011 Member News

by Staff

November 01, 2011WPPI 2012 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Registration is now open! Are you ready for the biggest and best WPPI in history?
You don't want to miss our stellar lineup of classes for all experience levels including WPPI University and Photographers Ignite as well as other incredible events like our 16 x 20 Print and Album competitions and Awards Night Extravaganza. With helpful features like Pre-board it's easier than ever to find and register for that can't-miss Platform class.

A Full Registration pass includes more than 90 platform classes to choose from, three days of the trade show, four nights of exciting evening events and a free guest!

Remember to renew your membership or become a member to take advantage of the $199 WPPI member rate for a Full Registration pass through December 14, 2011 (Early Bird Special). A Full Registration pass includes more than 90 platform classes to choose from, three days of the trade show, four nights of exciting evening events and a free guest!

Also, remember to book your room at the MGM Grand Hotel! Our special room rates start at $149 per night. Click here for more info.

WPPI 2012 Convention and Trade Show

Dates: February 16-23 (Trade Show begins Feb. 20)
Location: MGM Grand Hotel Convention Center, Las Vegas,NV

Click here to see the full class schedule. And remember, it is YOUR WPPI.

Next week is the last week to enter your digital prints for the WPPI Second Half Online Competition. The due date is November 11th. The WPPI Second Half Online Competition is the perfect way to build your accolade points and be ready for the big dance, the 16x20 AOE Print and Album Competition. Click here to enter.

WPPI is now part of the Nielsen Photo Group and is offering some exciting new membership plans to help photographers make the most of everything WPPI has to offer!

Get the Best of Both with Double Benefits, Great Discounts and Exposure

Become a Member of the Most Exclusive Professional Photography Community
Enjoy Joint Membership Opportunities

BASIC Membership: $125 – A Budget Friendly Solution Including Benefits:

  • Welcome package includes membership card, certificate, PhotoServe and WPPI pins, decal
  • Listing on PhotoServe, our portfolio display site
  • Listing on PhotoSource, the most comprehensive resource directory of photography vendors and services
  • Special vendor discounts
  • Discounts on contest entry fees (WPPI 16 x 20 Competitions, Album Competition, members-only competitions and PDN contests)
  • Subscriptions to PDN and Rangefinder magazines, a $85 value. PDN subscription includes online access and digital edition
  • Gold Expo Pass for PDN’s PhotoPlus Expo. Valued at $79, this includes admission to the show floor and keynote sessions

For additional $150 get Discount ASMP Membership (regularly priced ASMP membership $225). Discount offer good for New/First Time Members only from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, 2011. Access to all ASMP Associate member benefits with special membership rate for these admission dates only. Hard copy of the ASMP Professional Business Practices in Photography, the classic guide to running your business, will be supplied upon renewal of membership. Associate members receive full Web access, access to all insurance and discount programs, chapter participation, staff consultations, and access to all education events and the benefits of ASMP’s extensive advocacy. For more information on the WPPI discount, please go to:

*For Canada- Membership: $145 International membership: $175.   If you have a membership now, offer starts when old one expires.

ELITE Membership: $299 – Features all Benefits of the Basic Membership, PLUS a Portfolio

A membership is one of the most affordable marketing tools
a photographer can use to be seen by thousands of consumers looking to hire
photographers. Includes:
  • Space for up to 10 images or video clips for 1 portfolio
  • Inclusion in the iPhone/iPad app
  • Bio, specialties, client and awards listed with hotlinks to your website
  • Monthly newsletter e-mailed to over 15,000 industry people and links back to the site, driving traffic.
  • Dedicated web address for your portfolio
  • Ability to track your individual image stats
  • Discounts with partner Agency Access for mail lists*
  • Ongoing new features and technology updates at no extra charge
  • Excellent customer support!
*Special events and discounts with Agency Access. PDN PhotoServe members receive a 15%
discount with our partner Agency Access. Contact them by email: or
at 1-800 704-9817 for details.

*For Canada- Membership with Portfolio: $319 For International Membership with Portfolio: $349

For more information and to purchase this value-added membership contact:
Kristie Nilsson: or 646-654-5812 is part of The Nielsen Photo Group that includes:
PDN PhotoSource – IPNstock
PhotoPlus – PDNedu – Emerging
Photographer -WPPI and Rangefinder Magazine

WPPI Member Michael Cook wins Deadly Award for Visual Artist of the Year
Michael Cook, from Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, walked away with the 2011 Visual Artist of the Year award. This is Michael’s second Deadly, having won the same award in 2008. The accolade caps off a very successful year for Cook. He was a finalist in the 2011 Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, and also a finalist in the Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award at the Gold Coast City Gallery.


This Month in Rangefinder
In November Rangefinder explores Editorial, Composition and Design in photography – featuring some of the most well-known and creative editorial photographers in the business as well as tips and advice from some of the leading experts in the field.

The November issue is online now at:

Photo Venture IV with Kenny Kim and Friends (Featuring special guest Bob Davis)
Ciao! Whether you are a professional wedding photographer or someone just starting out, this a perfect opportunity to learn and be inspired to become a better photographer. You will absolutely fall in love with Italy. If this is your first time there, PhotoVenture is the best way to capture your experience, rebirth your creativity/passion and document lasting memories. If you have already been to Italy before, then we do not need to twist your arm to go back - except to mention that you get to travel back there with a company of friends & photographers that share your passion!

Date: November 14-20th, 2011
Location: Venice, Italy (and the Veneto Region)
Web site and registration: /

Digital Days Photography Workshop
Digital Days is an in-classroom photo workshop series that travels to 18 cities per year, unraveling the mysteries of digital photography. After attending one of our workshops you will come out with the knowledge, tools and confidence to take better photographs and make digital photography work for you. The curriculum is geared for people of varying beginner skill-levels and with all kinds of equipment. Please visit use at and read what our past attendees and model have to say at

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